- Series: Prentice-Hall civil engineering and engineering mechanics series
- Hardcover: 736 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall (February 11, 1982)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0133173054
- ISBN-13: 978-0133173055
- Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 34 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,657,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Finite Element Procedures in Engineering Analysis (Prentice-Hall civil engineering and engineering mechanics series)
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I personally spend lot of time in searching the best scientific sources in terms of completeness of the topic, clearness of the exposition and effectivity of the mathematical and physic insights. Furthermore, it is often clear that many of the books in the market often fall short of the ability to enable the reader to make own the tools necessary for making his own analysis, writing his own algorithm and acquire a scientific "mentality".
In the field of the Finite element method among the all books that i came across in the attempt to figure out which one can fulfill the aforementioned qualities i undoubtably found the book "Finite element procedures" of professor Klaus-Jürgen Bathe the best.
For those who have read the articles of professor Bathe like - just to mention one, the work on the subspace iteration method which has been embedded into the most popular commercial softwares like Ansys, Adina and Nastran and is so far used by scientists as the main core for algorithms used in the calculation of frequencies and mode shapes of structures having millions of degrees of freedom - is well known his style of writing and his precious insights.
First of all, the exposition of the topic is easy to follow, coherent, concise and very effective. Also, the books is readily a " immense golden mine", for there is an astounding amount of material which spans from vectors,matrx and tensors (chapter 2), through the introduction and deepening of the finite element method focused on linear analysis in solid and structural mechanics (chapter 3 and 4) , the explanation of the fundamental isoparametric elements and nonlinear analysis in solid and structural mechanics (chapter 5 and 6) , the extension to the heat transfer, field problems and incompressible fluid flows (chapter 7), the chapters dedicated to the solution of equations in static and dynamic analysis (chapter 8 and 9 ) and terminating with a great in-depth treatment of the eigenproblem and its solutions (chapter 10 and 11 ). Before the final chapter (12) - devoted to the implementation of the finite element method - are introduced important algorithms for the solution of the eigenproblem, lanczos and subspace iteration methods other than jacobi method, householder-QR-inverse iteration method and many others.
The indications are precise as regards to the choice of the starting iteration vectors and the properties are discussed for each one.
The book is extremely useful for those who make research and also engineers who deal with finite element method in the industry because when it comes to make analysis by any of the mentioned softwares it is not a question of make some click only and magically seeing appear in the screen multicolored contourplots, deformation, equivalent stresses and frequencies..rather, having an understanding of important concept like convergence of the solution and the methods used in dynamics - explicit and implicit used for steady-state and transient problems - other than choose the right mesh are much more important.
But, bear in mind, don't be fooled! This is not a book edited by the famous schaum's collection. The book requires attention, study and reflection. If you want to strive for improvement in the field of fem analysis this is the book one should have.
I personally use it for my personal development as PhD in structural dynamics and also for my job as stress engineer and it will be for many years my milestone in this field, like have been for long time the books of Jerry Ginsberg for dynamics and vibration.
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However, those codes are written in fortran in old fashion, which makes me headache to understand the details.Read more